Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron James’ five most memorable Laker moments

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The face of basketball, LeBron James, is in his second season with the Los Angeles Lakers and has already created some memorable moments.

LeBron James sent the league into pandemonium when he left his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers for the bright lights of the Los Angeles Lakers. In his year and a half with the Lakers,

LeBron has made plenty of amazing memories with the Lakers and will continue to make plenty more as he continues yet another MVP worthy season with the team. Also, this year could lead to the team’s first NBA title in a decade.

Let’s look back at his most memorable moments.

LeBron’s first game

This was both LeBron’s first game and loss with the Lakers. However, just like what we have come to expect from the King, he put on a show. He totaled twenty-six points, twelve rebounds, and six assists on fifty-six percent shooting.

While the result of the game was disappointing, similar to the rest of the first year of LeBron’s tenure with the Lakers, the game had its high points. These include a sequence of dunks beginning with LeBron James, followed by Damian Lillard getting a dunk of his own on the next possession, and concluded with James throwing the hammer down on the Blazers in retaliation to Lillard’s dunk.

Some other bright spots from this game were Josh Hart who had twenty points, Brandon Ingram who scored sixteen, Kyle Kuzma who had fifteen, and both Rajon Rondo and Javale McGee put up thirteen points for the Lakers.

A weakness that shined bright for the majority of the 2018 season was a lack of defense from the Lakers, allowing Nik Stauskus to score twenty-four. This game showed that there was a lot of potential on the roster, they would just need time to mesh together.

It also began the LeBron James era in Los Angeles, giving the fans the light at the end of the tunnel they had been desperately searching for almost the past five years.